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bank. >> and we're just hours away from president obama's state of the union address. he's expected to call on more tax hikes and fewer spending cuts. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you bes news from around the world. >>> welcome to today's program. it is tuesday. >> yeah. >> and loreal is talking about the strong euro in france. >> right into trading down double digits this morning. another story in italy, it seems like the entire world press core at this point will be desending on trade. >> yes, they will, with the pope and the italian elections. >> i think it was something like 10,000 journalists for the pope the last time. it's a huge event. it will be four days after the italian election. >> i don't know how the bars cope, frankly, right when that's going on. >> we're going to head to the stages of hollywood, florida. the etf shows in signs of chilling down. >> and we'll get a view from the french finance minister on the strength of the euro. plus we'll get a view from seoul as firms have conducted a third nuclear test. >> and we'll be looking at l
. >>> and the first 30-year bond in years. the test of market sentiment ahead of the election. >>> and president obama uses his state of the union speech to urge congress to end the battle over the budget and work together to boost the u.s. economy and help the middle class. >> together we have cleared away the rubble of crisis. we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is strong. >>> there we go. >> who doesn't love to kick off a wednesday morning with the iea monthly oil report? >> they have lowered their oil demand growth expectations on weaker gdp forecasts. demand growth, 840,000 barrels a day in 2013. they've cut the forecast for opec crude to 29.8 million barrels a day. they say oil supply will hit a 12-month low in january. >> can we show crude and look at the reaction there? we'll take a look in one second. what else are they saying in this report? >> they say the non-opec supply will be rising. opec supply will be falling. non-opec supply is rising, one million barrels a day this year. then they talk about iran oil production hovering below the lowest in 30 years. new sa
. nemo dumped up to three feet of snow in some areas. president obama has declared connecticut a disaster area, which makes it eligible for federal aid and at least 15 deaths are blamed on the storm. travel delays are easing. amtrak says it will have limited services in new york and boston. it's not the typical story you hear about in the u.s. in february as tornados tear through mississippi. >>> three companies biggest investors have joined southeastern management's objecting to the deal. but the latest edition, 14% now say they'll vote against the buyout. as far as dell's stock is concerned in frankfurt, it is still up 2%. >> eric schmidt is cashing in. the google claim has filed to sell 42% of his shares in the company. he will sell shares through a regular trading plan spread out over a year to reduce the market impact. analysts say it could hint at him playing a smaller role in the company going forward. schmidt handed the reigns to larry paige in 2011. google shares down about 0.8%. still up about 11 fers, 12% over the last six months. different story than major competitor apple. >>
of the titans. >>> and japanese prime minister shinzo abe is heading to walk to talk to president obama. just what kind of reaction can abe expect from washington? we'll give you a preview. >>> before all that, let's recap what's happening in markets. we've seen more activity, in fact, higher volume over the last couple of sessions, really, than we've seen for much of the year. the volume is coming on a sell-off. u.s. markets fell yesterday following the release of the fed minutes. it was the worst day of the year for the s&p and nasdaq. as you can see, shedding 108 points there, a rare triple digit decline this year. energy and material stocks were the worst hit. all ten s&p sectors did hit the day lower. volatility on the rise. the vix rose nearly 20% on this session. the sell-off has continued overnight. the shanghai composite, the australian markets taking it on the chin. will i sixuan joins us from singapore. >> thank you, kelly. fears of an early access by the fed rocks sentiment here in asia today. the nikkei pulls back 1.4% from its 52-month high. investors remain cautious ahead of th
does and vice versa, today and this week it hasn't been holding up quite so much. now, president obama and republicans are digging in their heels just one day before the sequester kicks in. the president will host congressional leaders at the white house tomorrow, but expectations are pretty low the meeting will result in a deal to avoid the $85 billion in spending cuts. those would be phased in gradually. gun reducing costs are telling employees how furloughs would work. most federal workers require 30 days before they can be furloughed. for more joining us now is robert. welcome. just on this point about the u.s., we've seen markets not just holding up, but, in fact, doing quite well ahead of the sequester. why is that? >> well, i think there's an underlying -- there's real underlying evidence of the strength in the u.s. economy, which is partly allowing markets to look through what are clearly concerns about tightening in this economy. >> it's one thing that the u.s. is leading the recovery, perhaps leading this leg of the expansion. is it important in that sense? >> of course, the
you had the commerce department -- obama administration, you had the commerce department saying we want these people in and the state department saying, no, we want to keep them out. the only person that can resolve that debate in government is the president in that case or the prime minister. obama based on understanding the economic impact of people not coming to the u.s. basically instructed the state department to make changes. >> china isn't helping itself with all of the headlines with hacking and its involvement in spying potentially. maybe all allegations. but if there's political concern from the top about opening whether for tourism or work more generally, this is maybe a difficult time to make the sell. >> it's difficult. that's always the excuse that the interior ministries come out with. we produced research last year just inside the g20 countries. if the u.k., india, china, and u.s. relax some of these visa policies, it would create another five million jobs, bring another $60 million of income into the countries. security forces and interior ministers need to do thei
obama didn't mention the sequester but says he's looking for good partners. >> to move forward on. and i'm looking for good partners. because while nobody in this room sees eye to eye on everything, we know that when we work together, democrats and republicans, north, south, east and west, we can accomplish so much more than we can on our own. >> and congress does return to work today from a week-long rece recess, attention shifting to the next budget deadline, as well. passing continuing resolution by march to keep the u.s. government running. senior aid for house speaker john boehner and harry reid have begun discussing a deal to fun operations through to september. >>> and the pentagon says the grounding of lockheed martin's jets last week won't deliver the aircraft. there was a crack on a turbine blade on a test plane. speaking from australia, the fa says that type of problem is unfortunate but normal during development and testing. lockheed stock down 1%. >>> as the number of global smartphone users has reached the 1 billion mark, there have been a number using their mobile to make
in the next half hour. but first, sorry to do this, we have to talk politics. >>> president obama says more tax revenue will be needed to help reduce the deficit. he'll push to get rid of loopholes such as the carried interest tax break enjoyed by private equity firms and hedge funds. >> i don't think the issue right now is raising rates. the question is, if we're going to be serious about reducing our deficit, can we combine some smart spending cuts, because there's still waste in government, can we reform our health care programs in particular because we spend a lot more on health care than every other country does and we don't get better outcome. so there's a lot of waste in the system and there are things that we can do to reduce health care costs. >> asked about the contraction in fourth quarter gdp in the u.s., president obama blames the dysfunction in washington surrounding the fiscal cliff. a sharp drop in spending did over-shadow strong housing data. it followed unexpectedly strong defense spending in the fourth quarter. maybe some positive news there. tina, from citi, she's been t
to meet president obama and will return to japan on sunday. abe will likely pick the possible candidate after returning to japan. abe's pushing for aggressive monetary easing. he will bick a nominee who supports his vision to achieve the 2% inflation target. the leading candidates for the boj governor include toshiro muto. a another prominent county is haruhiko kuroda. the asian development bank's president for a 2% inflation target and was a top currency diplomate in the late 1990s. kazamata iowata is a strong candidate. he's an advocate of more quantitative easing. the current boj chief will step down on march 19th. back to you, kelly. >> let's get a view on this from michael plasnik. so where does the yen go from here? >> i think it's important to take into context the comments made by abe and aso. you have to reverse engineer the situation. they're not going to be able to hit a 2% inflation without a significant yen weakness. so they need the yen to weaken about 40%, auto% in order to get 4% inflation over a two-year period. so if you reverse engineer from there, you say, what do yo
.s. president barack obama later today. abe is looking for u.s. backing with japan's diplomatic disputes with china. meanwhile, abe wants to clarify the terms of entry into a trans-pacific trade pack and win america's blessing for his aggressive economic stimulus. >>> mauri taylor is standing by comments calling french workers lazy and overpaid. speaking to our colleagues on u.s. closing bell last night, he defended his decision to write a letter to the u.s. government refuse to go buy a tire company on the verge of collapse. >> the minister was trying to use us as a billy club, figuring that most ceos will not say anything. they just keep quiet. b but, you know, he picked the wrong guy and i'm going to tell him what it is. what i said was true. and they admitted it. they laughed about it, okay. and that's where this union president, this michael -- i call him spike because he's got his hair all up. they're devout commis and they said that's the french way and i said well, i'm not going to do it if it's going to lose money and that's what you're always going to do. a multi year guarantee
program. the sequester takes effect on friday. talking of which, president obama goes to virginia today to press his case for congress and republicans in particular to avoid the automatic back budget cuts that will take effect this week. he's going to be in newport news where the u.s. navy builds aircraft carriers and is submarines. house speaker john boehner says the president is using the military as a campaign prop when he should be working with senate democrats to avoid the across the board spending cuts. >> if we don't solve the spending problem here in washington, there will be tens of millions of jobs in the future that won't happen because of the debt load that's being laid on the backs of our kids and our grandkids. >> and the snooed senate is expected to vote this week on competing plans from democrats and republican toes replace the looming 8el $5 billion in budget cuts with either alternative spending cuts or a mix of cuts and new revenues. tina is still with us. tina, we got -- with italy, we ended up getting the worst case scenario. in terms of what investors were looking
is a good idea. they also don't feel good about how president obama and congress are dealing with each other on the issue. more than half suggest budget talks so far make them less confident about the economy. it doesn't mean they don't favor budget cuts. 53% back some move to lower spending. fed chair bernanke also addressed the sequester during his congressional testimony yesterday saying fed policy can't completely offset a drag from fiscal issues. >> the cbo estimates that it would cost about .6% of growth in this area and the equivalent of 750,000 jobs. would be a drag on near-term economic recovery. more broadly, all of the actions take then year according to the cbo would be a drug of 1.5% -- a drag of 1.5% points, quite significant. >> a more appropriate measure would be to introduce spending cuts gradually. he's back on capitol hill today testifying before the house financial services committee. that kicks off at 10:00 eastern. >>> karen is at the super return conference in berlin. the biggest players in private equity are there. karen, what do they think of what's going in washingt
to do anything for selfish reasons, so we'll move on. >>> is obama care just what the doctor ordered? we'll be talking live to mark parkinson over his concerns about the health system in the u.s. when we come back. all stations come over to mission a for a final go. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. >>> some of the other stories we're following today, credit suisse stock is higher after the group reported weaker than expected profits on the back of lower revenue from its investment banking unit. carolin has been tracking the results. she joins us for more in a snowy zurich. >> in a very, very cold zurich. a lot of one offs to get through like restructuring costs and accounting charges, credit charges. but let's continue the discussion with the head of financials research at sarasin. good morning to you. thank you so much for bravin
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